You may have read that we donated funds to help support the Eagle County down payment assistance program. We are very proud to be able to support this program. Last week we found out that the funds we donated are part of a new matching program that Eagle County is currently doing, and our donation is doubled. If you are interested in donating funds to support this program, now is an excellent time because your donation will be doubled. Please reach out to Nicolle Jackson at the Valley Home store if you are interested.

Now that the sun is out, make sure to stop by the Benches of Avon exhibit. Take your picture next to the VBR Foundation bench, post it on social media with the hashtags #VBRFbench and #VBRFgiving.
You will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card and receive a stamp for your “Stamp Me” app.

It is already that time of year! We are looking for people who are interested in being on the Board of Directors. Please fill out the candidate form and submit it back to me by July 22nd if you are interested. 

Congratulations to Tiffany McCracken, our lucky winner of the Yeti Cooler at last week's Expo! Please scroll down to see the full list of winners.

Erica Kirk

The success of HGTV and the plethora of online information has shifted the ground rules of real estate sales.

Tips to get a little 'me time' and enjoy summer (or any time of year) with a little balance.

The second quarter of 2019 saw a jump in optimism in selling, as 46% strongly held that belief, up from 37% in the first quarter.
New to the MLS?
Rapattoni will host a free online webinar on Tuesday, July 9 focusing on new users getting familiar with the MLS. Rapattoni occasionally hosts a series of training webinars for agents to review all of the great features and options that are available in the Rapattoni MLS.
Thursday, July 25
InDEED Program
A free one-hour presentation on the InDEED Program by George Ruther, Town of Vail Director of Housing.
Free to all members.
9:00 to 10:30 am

Thursday, August 1
Appraisal, Lending & Affordable Housing
Vail Pro Designation course
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
2 CE credits and 4 Vail Pro credits

Wednesday, August 7
Vail Valley/Eagle County History
Vail Pro Designation course
9:00 to 11:00 am
No CE credits and 2 Vail Pro credits

Your $20 registration fee benefits the Eagle County Historical Society
Friday, August 9
Title & Survey Requirements
Vail Pro Designation course
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
2 CE credits and 4.5 Vail Pro credits

Wednesday, August 14
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Vail Pro Designation course
9:00 to 11:00 am
2 CE credits and 2 Vail Pro credits

Thursday, August 22
NAR®️ Ethics
Instructor: John Gillam
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
4 CE credits. Satisfies National Association of Realtors®️ Ethics requirement for Realtors and Appraisers.

Find more classes at
Third-party classes benefiting members
Title Company of the Rockies is offering FREE courses on CMT eContracts on Thursday, June 27. CE credit is available. The morning class is for beginners. Stick around for the afternoon intermediate class. Email Tex Asanti to RSVP (also in link).

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

1:30 to 3:30 pm
Bonnie Marlette of Bay Equity is offering a FREE lending course on Tuesday, July 30. Bonnie explains the differences between a conventional mortgage and an FHA mortgage. Property types acceptable to FHA, more flexible underwriting guidelines and credit score requirements. 

Earn 1 CE of credit. RSVP to Bonnie's emai l (link in attachment).
How to create a social media policy

In this edition of Windows to the Law we bring back a popular topic - ensuring your social media behavior won’t pose risks to your organization, or violate laws or the REALTORS® Code of Ethics.

NAR Associate Council Charlie Y. Lee discusses considerations for crafting a social media policy.
VBR social media contest offers chances to win

The Vail Board of Realtors Foundation is one of over a dozen local nonprofits participating in Benches of Avon. The VBR Foundation will have a bench to represent our members giving back to the community.

Participate in VBR's social media contest and be entered to win a $100 gift card or your 2020 dues!
Take a photo sitting on or next to the VBR Foundation bench. Then share the photo to Instagram and Facebook with the hashtags #VBRFbench and #VBRFgiving to be entered into the contest.
We have many people and businesses to thank today! We appreciate all who attended Friday's Business & Affiliate Expo. Over 35 exhibitors provided prizes - and helped make our first Expo a success. Thanks also to  Bonfire Brewing 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co.  and Gourmet Cowboy Catering, Vail, Colorado  for the tastings.
Mullin & Associates is a home inspection company with over 29 years of experience in the Vail Valley. Owner Larry Mullin is focused on being detailed and addressing safety issues and helping the real estate community accomplish the sale - along with keeping clients happy.
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest Realtor and Affiliate members!
A BBQ picnic, games and music to support Salvation Army. Click here for ticket info .

Tuesday, July 2
5:00 to 10:00 pm
Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

The 6th annual Cow Patty Bingo on July 27 supports Eagle Valley Land Trust. Not familiar with Cow Patty & Bah Bah Bingo? Click here to learn more .

When: July 27, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo

In addition to wonderful volunteers, the Eagle River Valley Food Bank is looking for a
Grocery Rescue Driver/ Market Technician. This individual will collect groceries from local stores throughout the valley and distribute to people in need through the Food Bank's Mobile Markets. 

Edwards Spur Road project approaches major roundabout construction

A new traffic alignment is in place at the intersection of Edwards Access Road and U.S. Highway 6 as construction crews begin the first half of the new roundabout construction. 
Sign up for a chance to
win your dues!

Download the Stamp Me app to your smartphone. Collect 5 Stamps to be entered to win your 2020 Annual VBR Dues (Value $348).

You earn virtual stamps by attending meetings, participating in volunteer days or reading newsletters. There will be five contests during the 2019 campaign.
Online Class Options

FREE Online Classes
at Thrive
Become a Vail Pro in three easy steps!
The Vail Pro Designation is an education program created for Vail Board of Realtors ®   members who want to increase their local knowledge in the real estate industry to become local experts.

Step 1:   Review the education  tracking sheet   to determine which classes you want to take.
Step 2:   Review the class  schedule   and sign up for the classes you want to take. 

Step 3:   Once you complete 80% of total classes hours (46 hours) submit your Vail Pro Designation   application.

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